PHARMExcel’s CEO returns to speak at Clinical Outsourcing Group Conference 2024

PHARMExcel’s CEO, Yvanne Evener, will be speaking on an interactive panel at this year’s Clinical Outsourcing Group Conference UK, titled “Getting Less for More: Maximising the Value of Clinical Outsourcing in a Challenging Macroeconomic Environment”.

Following a decade of low inflation, low interest rates, we now find ourselves with high inflation, with high interest rates. This has meant that many trial sponsors have been faced with soaring costs whilst having reduced access to financial support. Yvanne and her colleagues will explore the measures trial sponsors can take to manage and reduce outsourcing costs, whilst maintaining quality. Exploring themes such as building in-house teams, contract negotiation, and international study locations.

Yvanne will be joined by panellists:

  • Suki Malhi – VP Clinical Operations, Supply & Data Management – Wave Life Sciences
  • Rachael McTegart – Outsourcing & Contracts Director – Barinthus Therapeutics
  • Nina Skorytchenko – CEO – Avenna
  • Caroline Jacobs – Lead Outsourcing Manager – Reckitt

Meet us on stand #30

COG UK brings together senior decision-makers from across the spectrum of UK trial sponsors for two days of leading multi-stream agenda content and networking engagement. From thought leaders within industry, regulator, and academia alongside a group of the most trusted and innovative solution providers serving the UK market. We look forward to meeting you.

Driving Thought Leadership. Forging Connections. Delivering Results.

The topics covered over the two-day conference include:

Clinical Outsourcing Strategy

  • Maximising the value of clinical outsourcing
  • Contract & legal considerations
  • UK partnerships

UK Research

  • Our Future Health programme
  • Hackathon: Enabling clinical trials in the UK
  • Trials in Northern Ireland

Technology & Supply Chain

  • Gene therapy trials
  • AI & advanced analytics
  • Decentralised & hybrid clinical trials

Patient-Driven Innovation

  • Biostatistics to drive patient-centric trials
  • Age diversity
  • FDA & EMA designations

Hear from an impressive line up of speakers

  • Janette Rawlinson – Patient Representative
  • Chi Onwurah MP – Shadow Minister for Business, Energy, & Industrial Strategy – Labour, UK Government
  • Andre Valente – Partner – L.E.K. Consulting
  • Suki Malhi – VP Clinical Operations, Supply & Data Management – Wave Life Sciences
  • Rachael McTegart – Outsourcing & Contracts Director – Barinthus Biotherapeutics
  • Richard Knight – Supply Chain Director – Summit Therapeutics
  • Karan Turnbull – Operational Strategy Lead, Clinical Supplies – Pfizer
  • Krzysztof Potempa – Founder & CEO – Braincures
  • John McEvoy – Global General Counsel – Amryt Pharma
  • Ilan Chaitowitz – Founder & CEO – BioZen
  • Valeria Nicoli-Carr – Senior Director, Patient Solutions – AstraZeneca
  • Zara Ghodsi – Associate Director, Biostatistics Lead, Early Clinical Development – Pfizer
  • Esther McNamara – Senior Health Policy Lead – ILC UK
  • Barry Henderson – Senior Industry Manager – HSC Northern Ireland
  • Lucy Clossick Thomson – Director, Clinical Development – Artios
  • Tim Sprosen – Executive Director, Recruitment – Our Future Health
  • Joab Williamson – Director, Program Management – Faron Pharmaceuticals
  • Peter MacLennan – CEO – Tailored Clinical Research Solutions (TCRS)
  • Charlotte Smerdon – Senior Director, Clinical Operations – Purespring Therapeutics
  • Nina Skorytchenko – CEO – Avenna
  • Gabriel Lambert – Head of Clinical Operations – TidalSense
  • Kate Alcock – Head of Research – Muscular Dystrophy UK
  • Robert Burley – Head of Engagement – Muscular Dystrophy UK
  • Yvanne Enever – CEO – PHARMExcel
  • Liz Perraudin – Clinical Policy Manager – Association of Medical Research Charities
  • Caroline Jacobs – Lead Outsourcing Manager – Reckitt
  • Brian Sheridan – VP Global Adherence & Clinicals – Westrock


Support from PHARMExcel

PHARMExcel is incredibly proud to sponsor this event. As well as Yvanne being involved in the panel, also attending this event will be Margaret Irwin – Head of Clin Ops, Kirsty Adams – Senior Manager, Clin Ops, and Katie Howe – Head of Marketing. Why not get in contact to book a meeting with the team at the event?

PHARMExcel will be at booth 30, ready to discuss how as an award winning CRO we can provide bespoke support to your clinical research, tailoring our services to fit in exactly where you need them most. There’s also good news for anyone feeling competitive – we’ll be bringing our Mega Buzz Wire! Challenge yourself to keep a steady hand as you guide the wand from one end to the other without setting the alarm and lights off! We’ll be keeping track of everyone’s scores and awarding prizes to the fastest times!

We expect there will be a lot to learn and take away from this informative and engaging event so make sure you stay tuned to our socials as we share insights and key takeaways as the event unfolds.

About PHARMExcel

PHARMExcel is an award-winning, full-service Contract Research Organisation (CRO) that genuinely delivers a flexible and innovative approach to clinical trial delivery. The company is recognised for its in-depth knowledge and experience of the clinical research environment, particularly in the UK, and has a network of regulatory and industry associates, allowing it to provide a global reach.

Tel: +44 (0) 2036426654


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